4th World Conference on Humanitarian Studies: NCHS hosts roundtable on cyberinsecurity and presents on humanitarian innovation and protection of civilians

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The 4th bi-annual IHSA  World Conference on Humanitarian Studies took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 5 to 8 March 2016.  NCHS/PRIO hosted a well-attended roundtable on humanitarian security in cyberspace. The roundtable addressed how cyberspace can become a threat to the security of humanitarian workers, aid delivery and recipients, including making humanitarian actors into threat actors. NCHS researchers Kristin B. Sandvik (PRIO) and Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) also presented papers on humanitarian innovation and the protection of civilians.